Weltzeituhr am Alexanderplatz, Berlin
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Anne Sorge-Farner

International conference promotes recognition of international youth work

How can international youth exchanges be given greater visibility and their significance for young people and society communicated more effectively? Public relations and lobbying offer opportunities, as well as the professional development of international exchange does. An international conference will be held in Berlin on 23 October to highlight both aspects. Register now! [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

#WeAct - J7 returns to Berlin

The young participants of the J7 Summit in 2015, the youth counterpart of the G7 Summit, returned to Berlin one year later to discuss their recent achievements, prepare their next projects and draw up plans for the future. Dr Ralf Kleindiek, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, joined the J7 delegates from the G7 states, the EU and Africa who had travelled to Berlin with their backpacks full of ideas and experiences. [read more]

KGI-Netzwerktreffen, Köln 2016
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Christian Herrmann

Kommune goes International: Strengthening networks on the ground

Strong networks between local partners are vital for establishing international youth work at the local level, where a variety of organisational cultures and objectives coexist. Dealing with this constructively, widening networks and improving network quality were all on the agenda of the annual Kommune goes International conference in Cologne. [read more]

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Stephanie Bindzus

“Social skills are just as important as maths and chemistry”

Young people transitioning from school to vocational training and professional life were the focus of this year’s Parliamentary Evening for International Youth Work, which took place in Berlin on 5 November 2015. Participants at the evening’s discussion forums discussed how young people can benefit from international youth work as they undergo profound changes in their lives, how to achieve more widespread acceptance of non-formal education, and what it would take to enable more youth exchanges. [read more]

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Christian Herrmann

Young people discuss youth-appropriate data and consumer protection in the digital world

What do young people think about data privacy, consumer protection, online safety and internet policy? What do they expect from policymakers? At “watch your web_Days 2015”, which took place from 31 October to 1 November at the wannseeForum in Berlin, participants discussed key issues in the digital world from the younger generation’s perspective. 70 young people proved to be critical consumers as they presented their ideas to State Secretary Gerd Billen. [read more]

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Reinhard Schwalbach

International Youth Policy Dialogue launched – Senior youth policy professionals from ten different countries gather in Berlin

At the invitation of the Director of IJAB, Marie-Luise Dreber, thirteen senior youth policy experts from major national institutions involved in youth work have launched a dialogue on current issues in youth policy and youth work. From 9 to 11 September 2015, experts representing Estonia, Finland, Slovakia, Portugal, Sweden, Flanders (Belgium), Wales and Scotland (UK), Germany and Japan as well as the EU-CoE youth partnership convened in Berlin. [read more]

Caren Marks, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, also took part in the discussion.
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Stephanie Bindzus

Parliamentary Breakfast on International Youth Work addresses removal of mobility barriers

Cuts in social benefits for young people with disabilities during long-term stays abroad, nearly insurmountable bureaucratic hurdles when applying for visas – in spite of improved overall conditions, international youth exchanges still face numerous challenges. On 21 May in Berlin, heads of bilateral youth offices and coordination centres, IJAB and JUGEND für Europa, and members of the German Bundestag discussed existing obstacles and possible solutions. [read more]

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